Ministry of Justice
For the purposes of law enforcement, the human district is currently divided into 20 localities. Each locality is presided over by a Colonel. Though the localities are separate, they have enough inter-communication to avoid a criminal hiding in one from crimes committed in another. The current Minister of Justice is Broderick Montgomery. The current Vice-Minister of Justice is Roger Reynard. The current Commissioner is Sebastian River-Claw.
When a person first signs on to be a law enforcement officer, they are assigned the rank of Student. Students are not eligible to make arrests or settle disputes. A Student is trained in the proper way to act as a law enforcer and in the use of one projectile and one close range weapon. Training with projectiles occurres in the Missile Academy. Training in proper actions and close range weapons is done in a locality office. After a Student completes his training, he progresses to the rank of Guard.
Depending on the former Student’s aptitude he will be assigned one of two titles: Constable or Guardsman. Constables are primarily involved in the administration side of law enforcement, though they are at times required to do field work with Officers and Detectives. Guardsmen are in charge of patrolling the streets of their district. They often enter altercations and are the first responders to incidents. If a Guard is promoted he receives the rank of Sergeant.
Though the job of a Sergeant is mostly the same the one he had before his promotion, he also gets some additional managerial responsibilities. If a Sergeant is promoted he can become an Officer or a Lieutenant.
Officers are junior detectives. They are assigned to a detective or inspector. They do grunt work for the Detective or Inspector while learning investigative techniques. When an Officer is promoted he becomes a Detective.
Lieutenants command a contingent of Guardsmen. They may divide their contingent into two battalions, one of which is commanded by a Sergeant. Lieutenants are promoted into Captains.
Detectives investigate crimes where Guardsmen were not able arrest the perpetrator when the crime was committed.
A Captain commands all Lieutenants in his section of a locality. Detectives and Captains are promoted into Majors.Each locality has two Majors: the Major of Detectives and the Major of Guardsmen. Each Major coordinates all actions of the people in his department. Majors are promoted into Lieutenant Colonels.
The Lieutenant Colonel coordinates with other localities for investigations and transfers. Lieutenant Colonels are promoted into Colonels.
Colonels are in charge of making sure that everything in their district runs smoothly. Upon becoming a Colonel, the promoted individual becomes a member of the Council of Colonels. The Council meets twice a year. At these meetings they discuss crime trends and the effectiveness of their current law enforcement efforts. If it is needed at the time of their meeting the Council will elect one of their own to fill the position of Commissioner. This is the only way for a Colonel to advance in rank, and the only way the position of Commissioner to be filled.
In everyday life the Commissioner has no more responsibility than he did as a Colonel. He is simply in line to become the Vice-Minister of Justice. The Commissioner still attends the Council of Colonels as the representative of his Locality. The Commissioner advances to the rank of Vice-Minister when the Vice-Minister vacates his position by becoming the Minister of Justice, by retiring, or by death.
The Vice-Minister of Justice spends his time directly assisting the Minister of Justice. He helps the Minister keep his schedule. The Vice-Minister is also in charge of inter city relations. He promotes Lieutenant Colonels to be ambassadors to other cities. These Lieutenant Colonels may return to the normal ranks or be promoted to Colonel if a position is open. They may also remain ambassadors for the remainder of their careers.the Vice-Minister may become the Minister, when the Minister of Justice retires or dies.
The Minister of Justice is the face of the Ministry of Justice. It is his responsibility is to monitor all law enforcement activities in the city. He is the one who sets the course for the future of the Ministry of Justice.
Overview of the hierarchy of the Ministry of Justice:
- Minister of Justice
- Vice-Minister of Justice
- Colonel (Col)
- Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)
- Major (Maj), of Detectives, of Guardsmen
- Captain, Detective, Inspector
- Lieutenant (Lt), Officer (Of)
- Sergeant (Sgt): Sgt Constable, Sgt Guardsmen,
- Guard: Constable (Const), Guardsmen,